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Indian Givers How Native Americans Transformed the World

ISBN-10: 0307717151
ISBN-13: 9780307717153
Edition: 2010
Authors: Jack Weatherford
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Description: "As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate." THE WASHINGTON POST After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication date: 8/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

"As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate." THE WASHINGTON POST After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

JACK WEATHERFORD is a professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. He is a specialist in tribal people and the author of Indian Givers, Native Roots, Savages and Civilization, and The History of Money. From the Hardcover edition.

Introduction
Silver and Money Capitalism
Piracy, Slavery, and the Birth of Corporations
The American Indian Path to Industrialization
The Food Revolution
Indian Agricultural Technology
The Culinary Revolution
Liberty, Anarchism, and the Noble Savage
The Founding Indian Fathers
Red Sticks and Revolution
The Indian Healer
The Drug Connection
Architecture and Urban Planning
The Pathfinders
When Will America Be Discovered?
References
Acknowledgments
Index

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